On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder
  • Mark Scott, Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor

Famous Deaths

  • Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), dies at 73